Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainy rose

We had drizzle the last few days. The new plants got a break, the established ones are still thirsty, but the roses became bejewelled. NOTE: I am going off line for a couple of weeks. See you all when I get back. Check back early June for more pretty pictures!

Raindrops on a new lavender rose in my garden

Raindrops on a new lavender rose in my garden

Linking up with Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, Wordless Wednesday, Photo Friday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit, and please come back soon!

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Published Sunday, May 15, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink hydrangea macro

Pink, or maybe mauve, this hydrangea close-up shows the pale, delicate flower centers. Blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory right now.

Purply-pink hydrangea flowers, very close up

Purply-pink hydrangea flowers, very close up

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Published Saturday, May 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foxglove macro

The foxglove (digitalis) is blooming well this year. A little fertilizer doesn’t hurt, either.

Pretty spots decorate this close up of a foxglove flower

Pretty spots decorate this close up of a foxglove flower in my shade garden

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Published Saturday, May 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory sign

Some sweet pansies in front of the entrance to Seattle’s hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Plant sale today until 3pm!

Purple and white pansies in front of the Conservatory's iconic sign.

Purple and white pansies in front of the Conservatory’s iconic sign.

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Published Friday, May 13, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three Tree Point sunset

Three Tree Point, little beach community south of Seattle, has a lovely public beach access which looks west to the sunset.

Blazing skies on a recent warm May day at Three Tree Point, WA

Blazing skies on a recent warm May day at Three Tree Point, WA

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Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid cactus

Orchid cactus, epiphyllum, is super showy. This two-tone beauty is in the Volunteer Park Conservatory right now. Catch their GREAT plant sale on Saturday.

Brilliant magenta and red orchid cactus blooms in the Conservatory in Volunteer Park in Seattle.

Brilliant magenta and red orchid cactus blooms in the Conservatory in Volunteer Park in Seattle.

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Published Monday, May 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory in spring

One of my favorite places in the whole world, the Conservatory at Volunteer Park in Seattle, WA.

Already with the glass panes whitewashed against the sun, the Conservatory in Volunteer Park is a gem

Already with the glass panes whitewashed against the sun, the Conservatory in Volunteer Park is a gem

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Photo Friday, Floral Friday, Skywatch FridayToday’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. If only one image shows on this page, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

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Published Sunday, May 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

May garden

Out in the garden today, the sun came out. Our part of the yard goes to just after the vegetable beds on the right.

Irises, rhodies and geum decorate my May garden

Irises, red rhodies, pink meadow rue and red geum decorate my May garden

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Published Friday, May 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double lilac

I have a few lilacs and this is my favorite one. They are almost done now but here is a memory.

Panicle of lilac with double flowers

Panicle of lilac with double flowers, as fragrant as it looks

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Published Thursday, May 5, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Green garden bench

One more lovely scene from Soos Creek Garden.

Scenic place to sit and contemplate the garden

Scenic place to sit and contemplate the garden

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Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rosebud

At Soos Creek Garden last week, an early rose was blooming.

Red and peachy orange translucent petals on an early rose

Red and peachy orange translucent petals on an early rose

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Published Monday, May 2, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Variegated pieris

More from the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA. The foliage on this shrub is so showy it’s like flowers!

Red-leafed new growth on a variety of variegated pieris, in the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA

Red-leafed new growth looks like flowers, on a variegated pieris, in the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA

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